Tempfs question

Rabellino Sergio rabellino at di.unito.it
Tue Jun 5 14:04:55 IST 2007

Andrew MacLachlan wrote:
> This isn't a queue (just a temporary working directory), so it's fine to
> use tmpfs there (more than fine - I prefer it!)
> -Andy
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of
> Rabellino Sergio
> Sent: 05 June 2007 13:52
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: Tempfs question
> Steven Andrews wrote:
>>Any thoughts on putting /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming into tempfs or
>>am I asking for a problem by doing so?
> As per my knowledge, you must not use a tmpfs on a queue, if your host
> goes down, you'll loose the messages awaiting to 
> be processed by MS.
> i'm using the tmpfs only for bayesian DB (with a periodic dump on a real
> fs to save it) and for the scanning purposes.
> bye.
I'm sorry, i lost some (many) of my neurons in the last months, yes the incoming it's the working area for MS (what I 
list as "scanning area"), I'm using tmpfs since 2 years without any trouble.

Ing. Sergio Rabellino

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